Lecture examines school culture and student success

George Sugai

A nationally known educator will discuss how school culture is related to academic achievement at a free public lecture at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 5 p.m. The event will be held in the Wisconsin Room of the UWM Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.

George Sugai is a professor of special education, Carole J. Neag Endowed Chair in behavior disorders and director of the Center for Behavioral Education and Research at the University of Connecticut. He will talk about his research showing the links between safe, predictable and respectful classrooms and student success.

In his writings, Sugai argues that classroom and school environments are more social, welcoming and effective if students are experiencing high levels of success with challenging academic content and effective instruction. His UWM presentation and discussion will emphasize how such positive environments can be developed.

For details and online registration, go to www.eduoutreach.soe.uwm.edu. The event is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.